You know what I mean:
There are at least a dozen ways to fix this, and I've tried all of them. I've used every potion, from Armor All, to Back to Black, to linseed oil. It's all great, until it rains. Then everything turns white again. After 10 years of frustration, I want a permanent solution.
The only thing I haven't tried is painting. Actually, I have and this is ALWAYS the result:
Spray paint simply doesn't last, and when it fails, it comes off in sheets and leaves you a worse mess than you had before.
So I need some real discussion on trim restoration. I need to restore my metal window trims and my rubberized bump strips.
I'm tempted to powder coat the metal trim, but Honda has done some magic that has me stumped:
The edges of all the metal trim have these plastic flanges that are brittle and breaking off. I could remove the flanges, but that will leave 1/8" gaps all around my windows. Which won't look very nice. So I don't know what to do.
Then what do I do with the rubberized bump strips? Plasti-Dip? Rhino Lining? Send them off to Jay Leno?
I need your best ideas here. How do I put this white and flaking trim to bed for good? All suggestions, even the crazy ones, are welcome.